Nursing Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

  • Tamara Puplampu
  • Susan SimpsonEmail author


Bariatric surgery offers an effective method of long term weight loss for the obese patient. The increase in the number of bariatric patients undergoing surgery means that an understanding of how to provide high quality nursing care to this challenging group of patients is vital. The provision of specialized nursing care, based on up to date research and knowledge will have a positive impact on the patient’s journey. This chapter deals with multidisciplinary approach to the preparation of the patient for surgery and the prevention and early recognition of perioperative/postoperative complications.


Communication Multidisciplinary approach Perioperative care Teamwork Patient positioning Surgical complications Protocols 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bariatric ServicesHomerton University Hospital NHS TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Main TheatresHomerton University HospitalHackney, LondonUK

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